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13th May '17 5:35:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/StarCraft'' novel ''Flashpoint'' features the Kirkegaard belt, known colloquially as the "Kick-You-Good" belt. The Moebius Foundation maintained a cloaked research base there accessable only by a specific and very slow route. [[spoiler: Arcturus Mengsk's fleet decides to simply blast their own shortcut.]]

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* The ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' novel ''Flashpoint'' features the Kirkegaard belt, known colloquially as the "Kick-You-Good" belt. The Moebius Foundation maintained a cloaked research base there accessable only by a specific and very slow route. [[spoiler: Arcturus Mengsk's fleet decides to simply blast their own shortcut.]]
12th May '17 8:03:35 AM Arivne
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* ''Magazine/{{Ares}}'' magazine #16 game "The High Crusade". One of the possible Fleet Combat Table results is that the battle area is filled with large and small asteroids. One of the two fleets involved will take significant damage from running into them.
30th Apr '17 5:14:17 AM JackG
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* In ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', a news report tells of a [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack protocol droid]] being prosecuted for running a gambling racket, in which he falsely stated that the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field were 3,720 to 1.

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* In the [[Main/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] fanfic ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'', a news report tells of a [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack protocol droid]] being prosecuted for running a gambling racket, in which he falsely stated that the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field were 3,720 to 1.


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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. On being chased by a fleet of Sovereign attack drones, Quill doesn't hesitate to fly through a [[SpaceX quantum-asteroid]] field. After playing this trope straight with a deadly pursuit through the field (Quill squabbling with Rocket over who should fly the ship doesn't help) they reach the other side intact only to find the rest of the Sovereign fleet has just flown around it.
23rd Apr '17 12:45:10 PM AthenaBlue
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* Averted in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. While passing through the asteroid belt ''Discovery'' passes within visual range of one asteroid. They deliberately chose their route to bring them close enough to make observations of that asteroid.

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* Averted in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. While passing through the asteroid belt belt, ''Discovery'' passes within visual range of one asteroid. They deliberately chose their route to bring them close enough to make observations of that asteroid.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek "Into the Dalek"]], the ''Aristotle'', headquarters of the human [[LaResistance resistance]] against the Daleks, is hiding in one.



21st Apr '17 8:05:58 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda''. The various asteroid belts found throughout the Heleus Cluster are much thicker than a real asteroid belt should be, but it is heavily implied that they are the debris left behind by Earth-sized or larger planets that were destroyed by [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Scourge]].
16th Apr '17 12:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* If you fight a battle in an asteroid belt in the ''SpaceEmpires'' games, they tend to damage missiles and fighters heavily. They can even damage capital ships in strategic movement sometimes.

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* If you fight a battle in an asteroid belt in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' games, they tend to damage missiles and fighters heavily. They can even damage capital ships in strategic movement sometimes.
14th Apr '17 9:23:43 PM Yinyang107
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* The "Cemetery Belt" in episode 6 of ''Anime/HeroicAge''.

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* %%* The "Cemetery Belt" in episode 6 of ''Anime/HeroicAge''.
14th Mar '17 9:00:25 PM AthenaBlue
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->'''Leia:''' You're not actually going ''in'' to an asteroid field?\\

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->'''Leia:''' ->'''Princess Leia:''' You're not actually going ''in'' to an asteroid field?\\



'''Leia:''' ...you don't have to do this to impress me.

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'''Leia:''' ...'''Princess Leia:''' ...you don't have to do this to impress me.



* The lunar shuttle in ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' encounters a ridiculously dense asteroid belt after it goes off course. Made [[RuleOfFunny doubly ridiculous]] because of the way they're going: know of any asteroid belts between the Earth and the Sun?
* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' explains the cloudburst of meteorites as the result of a comet passing through the asteroid belt and bouncing shrapnel into Earth's vicinity and knocking one "the size of Texas" towards Earth. This is wrong because a single comet could not collide with so many asteroids and conveniently shove them in the same general direction. Enough shrapnel was knocked out of the asteroid belt to keep Earth in a 'shooting gallery' for 18 days.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/GreenLantern'', the Green Lantern leads the BigBad through a classic asteroid thicket. There then follows a questionably plausible sequence involving the sun. Also, the solar system is apparently [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale ridiculously small]].
* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' shows Earth's solar system's own asteroid belt being like this, with two large asteroids close enough that when one gets hit by a comet, a spacecraft orbiting the other gets destroyed by the debris.
* Variation: Instead of an asteroid field, ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' has ships traveling through a space minefield. Which makes far more sense because, as a minefield, it's supposed to kill whoever enters it, and the mines were more or less stationary until a ship got close enough to set off magnetic sensors, and close enough together that the ship had trouble staying away from them.



** In ''Film/StarWars: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Han, deprived of his hyperdrive, has to [[WronskiFeint slalom through densely packed asteroids to evade an Imperial fleet]]. This is echoed in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' when Obi-Wan is trying to evade Jango Fett in a planetary ring.

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** In ''Film/StarWars: Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Han, deprived of his hyperdrive, has to [[WronskiFeint slalom through densely packed asteroids to evade an Imperial fleet]]. This is echoed in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' when Obi-Wan is trying to evade Jango Fett in The ''Attack of the Clones'' example above was a planetary ring.deliberate echo.



* Variation: Instead of an asteroid field, ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' has ships traveling through a space minefield. Which makes far more sense because, as a minefield, it's supposed to kill whoever enters it, and the mines were more or less stationary until a ship got close enough to set off magnetic sensors, and close enough together that the ship had trouble staying away from them.
* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' shows Earth's solar system's own asteroid belt being like this, with two large asteroids close enough that when one gets hit by a comet, a spacecraft orbiting the other gets destroyed by the debris.
* The lunar shuttle in ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' encounters a ridiculously dense asteroid belt after it goes off course. Made [[RuleOfFunny doubly ridiculous]] because of the way they're going: know of any asteroid belts between the Earth and the Sun?
* In the 2011 film ''Film/GreenLantern'', the Green Lantern leads the BigBad through a classic asteroid thicket. There then follows a questionably plausible sequence involving the sun. Also, the solar system is apparently [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale ridiculously small]].
* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' explains the cloudburst of meteorites as the result of a comet passing through the asteroid belt and bouncing shrapnel into Earth's vicinity and knocking one "the size of Texas" towards Earth. This is wrong because a single comet could not collide with so many asteroids and conveniently shove them in the same general direction. Enough shrapnel was knocked out of the asteroid belt to keep Earth in a 'shooting gallery' for 18 days.



** VulcanHasNoMoon is also strongly in play with the exterior shots of the Liberator flying through space.

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** VulcanHasNoMoon is also strongly in play with the exterior shots of the Liberator ''Liberator'' flying through space.space.
* ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' depicts the Asteroid Belt as much denser than it really is when Neil flies the Ship of the Imagination through it. In a [=StarTalk=] episode, he admits to the ArtisticLicense taken because it quickly conveys where he is in the solar system and does point out (as said in the summary here) that no probe could have gone past Mars if the belt was really that hard to navigate. The depiction of the Oort Cloud is much more realistic.



* The 2007 4th season premiere of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has Atlantis, shot into space in the previous season, having to make its way through an asteroid field. Sheppard, [=McKay=], and a team have to shoot the asteroids into pieces to clear a path. Sheppard, trying to reassure [=McKay=], compares it to the video game ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''. [=McKay=] responds, "But I was ''terrible'' at ''Asteroids''! I think I actually scored ''zero'' once!".

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* Part of the race course in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Space Race" goes through what appears to be an Asteroid Thicket composed of house-sized chunks of ice.
* The 2007 4th season premiere of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has Atlantis, shot into space in the previous season, having to make its way through an asteroid field. Sheppard, [=McKay=], and a team have to shoot the asteroids into pieces to clear a path. Sheppard, trying to reassure [=McKay=], compares it to the video game ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''. [=McKay=] responds, "But I was ''terrible'' at ''Asteroids''! I think I actually scored ''zero'' once!".



* Part of the race course in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Space Race" goes through what appears to be an Asteroid Thicket composed of house-sized chunks of ice.
* ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'' depicts the Asteroid Belt as much denser than it really is when Neil flies the Ship of the Imagination through it. In a [=StarTalk=] episode, he admits to the ArtisticLicense taken because it quickly conveys where he is in the solar system and does point out (as said in the summary here) that no probe could have gone past Mars if the belt was really that hard to navigate. The depiction of the Oort Cloud is much more realistic.
4th Mar '17 8:32:05 AM MCE
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* VideoGame/{{Tyrian}} has them in the appropriately titled asteroids 1 and asteroids 2. As TwoDSpace is in full effect here you sometimes need to blast your way though rather than just go around them, which can be tricky when you have weak weapons and have a chunk of rock ten times your size heading your way.
21st Feb '17 12:02:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''. Skitter loses a pursuing Continuum ship in one. Subverted, in that it's not your typical SpaceIsAnOcean thicket - they could easily go around it, and it's only dangerous because they're navigating it at FTL speeds.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}''. Skitter loses a pursuing Continuum ship in one. Subverted, in that it's not your typical SpaceIsAnOcean thicket - -- they could easily go around it, and it's only dangerous because they're navigating it at FTL speeds.



* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/08/09/spacetrawler-160/ Brograhm's Teeth]], justified in that it's a generated by miniature Big Bang constantly spewing out debris that's often the size of a planet into a black hole.

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* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'': [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/08/09/spacetrawler-160/ Brograhm's Teeth]], justified in that it's a generated by miniature Big Bang constantly spewing out debris that's often the size of a planet into a black hole.
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